Er du vores nye kommunikations- eller eventpraktikant?

👇🏼 English text below 👇🏼

Brænder du for kunst, fotografi, udstillings- og/eller festivalplanlægning? Er du nysgerrig, åben, selvstændig og struktureret? Copenhagen Photo Festival er på udkig efter praktikanter, der kan byde ind med faglighed, kreative indspark og lyst til at engagere sig i forberedelserne og afviklingen af næste års festival i juni!

Som praktikant hos os er du med til at realisere og formidle et omfattende, kulturevent i København med en lang række samarbejdspartnere på tværs af kunstscenen og et bredt udsnit af aktiviteter. Du vil få indgående erfaring med kultur- og eventproduktion fra A til Å og blive rustet til at kunne indgå i selvstændige projekter fremadrettet. Du får afprøvet og forenet din akademiske viden og uddannelsesbaggrund med opgaver i praktisk og kreativ kontekst og selvfølgelig et bredt indblik i foto- og kunstverdenen samt kulturmiljøet på både lokalt og internationalt niveau. 

Interesse for kommunikation, events eller programplanlægning?

Til foråret 2023 søger vi praktikanter med interesse inden for kommunikation, eventproduktion eller programplanlægning. Afhængig af din baggrund og faglige interesse, kan du fx komme omkring følgende arbejdsopgaver i dit praktikforløb:  

  • Contentkoordinering og -planlægning
  • Contentproduktion til web, nyhedsbreve og so-me (fx tekst, foto og videoproduktion)
  • Event- og udstillingskoordinering 
  • Programudvikling og -koordinering
  • Udstillingsproduktion 
  • Projektkorodinering

Hvad kan du forvente af os – og hvad forventer vi af dig? 

Du studerer kommunikation, medier, kunsthistorie, visuel kultur eller lignende, og du har lyst til at bringe dine kompetencer og erfaringer, synspunkter og ideer i spil i vores lille, internationale team. Hos os kan du få stor indflydelse på egne arbejdsopgaver, ligesom du kan forvente en uhøjtidelig men dedikeret tilgang til opgaverne – og alle bidrager til at søsætte festivalen sammen. Derfor har vi brug for, at du er ansvarsbevidst, struktureret og kan prioritere imellem sideløbende opgaver. Du begår dig problemfrit på dansk og engelsk, skriftligt såvel som mundtligt.  

Et praktikforløb hos os er min. 15 timer om ugen med start 1. februar og semesteret ud. Vi kan tilbyde fleksible arbejdstider i forhold til dit studie, men i perioden op til og under festivalen, må du forvente, at vi har brug for et større engagement. Vi kan desværre ikke tilbyde løn i forbindelse med praktikken.  

ANSØG HER: Send din ansøgning (og cv), hvor du uddyber hvilke praktikopgaver, der interesserer dig mest, hvorfor, og hvordan du vil gribe dem an her.


Vi glæder os til at høre fra dig!

Get a sense of the festival mood from the festival in 2023 

Internship

Copenhagen Photo Festival is looking for interns who can offer creative input, professionalism and who loves to get involved!

As an intern with us, you will have a share in the realization of a widespread cultural event in Copenhagen with a large number of partners and a wide range of activities. You will gain in-depth experience with event production from A to Z and be equipped to be able to take part in independent projects in the future. 

Interested in communications, content production, event or exhibition planing?

You can test your academic knowledge and educational background with assignments in a practical and creative context –  and of course a broad insight into the world of photography and art. Here are some of the tasks you can explore during your internship:  

  • Event and exhibition production 
  • Web, newsletter and SoMe content
  • Program development and coordination
  • Production 
  • Project management

What can you expect of us – and what do we expect?

You study communication, media, art history or visual culture. The most important thing, however, is that you are motivated and want to bring your skills and experiences, views and ideas into play in our small team. 

We work unpretentiously, but dedicatedly, and therefore we need you to be responsible, structured and able to handle and prioritize between parallel tasks. You communicate fluently in Danish and English, in writing as well as orally.  

An internship with us is min. 15 hours a week from February to June 2024 after the end of the festival. We can offer flexible working hours in relation to your study, but you must expect that we need a greater commitment around major deadlines and open calls. Unfortunately we can not offer salary in connection with the practice.  

APPLY HERE: Send your application and a CV and elaborate on which internship assignments are of interest to you, and we would also love to read why and how you want to approach them.
We look forward to hearing from you!


Tag med til FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024!

Talk med Yana Wernicke under årets fotobogmarked på GL STRAND. Foto: Hans Vedsted

Lægger du eller din institution hus til en interessant fotoudstilling i juni 2024? Eller er du i gang med at koordinere en undergrundsudstilling i et af byens uafhængige udstillingssteder? Eller måske planlægger du en fotobogslancering, fotoperformance eller en artist talk med en anerkendt fotograf eller kamerabaseret kunstner?

Hvis det er tilfældet, vil vi invitere dig til

FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024

den 1. november kl. 17-18.30.

i Villa Kultur på Østerbro

Her vil vi fortælle om vores tanker for 2024 og diskutere tiltag og ideer, så vi sammen kan skabe en endnu stærkere sammenhængskraft på tværs af festivalens partnere. Vi vil vende både publikumsbesøg og aktiviteter såvel som markedsføringstiltag. Der bliver rig mulighed for at lufte ideer, forventninger og spørgsmål (se program nedenfor). 

I 2024 var der 44.000 besøgende på tværs af Copenhagen Photo Festivals +70 forskellige udstillings-, event-, og fotobogspartnere samt et imponerende udstillings-, talk- og eventprogram. Vi ser allerede nu frem til Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024 den 6.-16. juni og håber, at I vil være med til at fejre fotografiet sammen med os til den tid!

 Vi har en masse spændende ting i støbeskeen og kommer blandt andet til at fejre 15 års jubilæum og folde årets tema – ‘‘Entanglement’ – ud.

SU – Klik her for at tilmelde dig FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024 senest den 23. oktober 2023.

Læs mere om at være festivalpartner her: https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/partner/


Rewilding: Panel debates at festival center

Rewilding, sustainability and artificial intelligence

In collaboration with FUTURES Photography Platform we invite you to participate in a series of panel debates about art in relation to rewilding, sustainability and artificial intelligence on 1 and 2 June. The participating panelists are a mix of the exhibiting artists and invited speakers from the Danish and international art scene including Carina Hammer, head of sustainability at Louisiana, Majken Overgaard from Korridor, Raphaël Biollay, curator at Images Vevey and others.

CPF always put great focus on the architectural and spatial aspects when selecting artists and when designing specific exhibitions. Our considerations are led by a principle of sustainability, finding creative ways to blur the border between our exhibitions and the nature and atmosphere of our exhibition park at Refshaleøen in Central Copenhagen. Focusing on photography, architecture and sustainability is therefore at the core of our DNA as a photo festival. 

Inspirational panels about the future of art and photography

The panels are thus sprung out of our overarching theme of 2023 and is a nod homage to Copenhagen’s celebration as World Capital of Architecture in 2023 which focuses on sustainability. The panels take place in a double tipi in the center of our rewilded exhibition park and seek to inspire, explore the theme, and not least give space to networking across national and cultural borders and across professional circles and industries within culture.

Programme

Rewilding art and photography – a sustainable arts practice

Public panel discussions 1 and 2 June

1 June - 1 pm-4 pm: A sustainable art’s practice – moderated by Imagine5 

Artists and experts in the panel: Carina Hammer, head of sustainability at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, artist Alice Pallot (FR), photographer Daniel Hinks (CH/UK) and Krzysztof Candrowicz, curator, founder of Fotofestiwal Lodz and Jacob Theilgaard, director of Bæredygtigt Kulturliv.nu

 2 June - 10 am-1 pm: Art in Public Space

Is the future of art to be more public – is it more sustainable, more democratic? Possibilities and challenges.

Artists and experts in the panel: CPF solo artists Erik Berglin (SE), Hilla Kurki (FI) and Kristina Knipe (US), Raphaël Biollay, curator at Images Vevey and Louise Fiil Hansen, partner and design director at SLA Architects. 

2 June - 2-3:30 pm: Panel discussion about future aspects

Artificial intelligence, utopias and science.

Artists and experts in the panel: CPF solo artist Craig Ames (UK), Futures 2023 talent Susanne Fagerlund (SE) and Futures artist Daniel Szalai (HU) and Majken Overgaard (DK) from Korridor and Lisa Giomar Hydén from Fotografiska in Stockholm.

NB! Limited seats – book in Billetto in the event links above


Extensive photo film programme at Cinemateket

Image credit: Helmut Newton - The Bad And The Beautiful

As part of this year's Copenhagen Photo Festival we are happy to present an extensive film programme at Cinemateket in the center of Copenhagen. The film house is celebrating the art of photography by showing a number of unique films by and about prominent photographers – from Muybridge and Newton to Nan Goldin, Sally Man, Jette Bang and Steen Møller Christensen.

Several screenings are followed by a talk about the film and photographer. We look forward to seeing you at Cinemateket!

Programme at the Cinemateket

From 6 to 17 June, you can find : 

6 June - 'What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann' by Steven Cantor

9 June - 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' by Laura Poitras

10 June - 'Exposing Muybridge' by Mark Shaffer

10 June - 'Helmuth Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful' by Gero von Boehm

14 June - 'Flash of a Dream' by Robert Michael Fox

14 June - 'Helmuth Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful' by Gero von Boehm

16 June - 'Exposing Muybridge' by Mark Shaffer

17 June - 'Flash of a Dream' by Robert Michael Fox

17 June - 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' by Laura Poitras

How to participate? 

Place: Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Kbh K
Ticket price: 85 kr. (55 kr. for members).

Read more about the programme and buy your ticket at Cinemateket 


Workshop // Wet plate photography

Workshop // 2 to 7 pm

This afternoon we welcome you to go back to the roots of photography and delve into the magic of the 19th century tecnique of wet plate photography with the professional photographer and board member of Dansk Selskab for Fotografi, Henrik Wichmann.

We will work on spawning collodion on the aluminum plates, putting them in a silver bath, photographing with old cameras, developing and fixing in the darkroom.
It should all end with you getting a real wet plate photograph home with you. However, with this technique you never quite know what will come out of it, and that is exactly what makes the technique so super exciting to work with.

NB Since we are working with chemistry that can cause stains on the clothes that cannot be removed again, it would be a good idea to use clothes from an older date.

The workshop only has room for 6 people and you can sign up by sending an email via the email link below and mobil pay the fee of DKK 500 to +45 2990 0114 


Festival warm up this week

Image credit: Michael Kenna Wanaka is part of Des Oiseaux opening at Landskrona Photo 12 May

Pop-ups, exhibition openings, artist talks – what is happening this week? Until the festival opens we will highlight current events in our weekly newsletter and Instagram account to help you navigate the many events and exhibitions. 

Sign up here for the newsletter 

Only three weeks to go before we can celebrate the Grand opening of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2023 on 1 June together. We are looking so much forward to it this year and the many great events, performances and talks we will sprinkle on top!

However, you may have noticed that several of our partner venues have already begun the celebration of contemporary photography and camera-based art across our region ahead of us and we can only encourage you to explore all the available exhibitions and events now in our exhibition programme, e.g. Various Photographers at Landskrona Foto, Craig Ames at Landkrona Foto, and Jesper Rasmussen at Galerie MøllerWitt.

Get an overview below or click here to explore the programme 

Image Credits: Paolo Pellegrin at Landskrona Foto / Craig Ames at Landskrona Foto / Jesper Rasmussen at Galerie MøllerWitt

Festival warm up at our partner venues

Image credit: Roger Ballen is part of Des Oiseaux opening at  Landskrona Photo 12 May

Pop-ups, exhibition openings, artist talks – what is happening this week? Until the festival opens we will highlight current events in our weekly newsletter and Instagram account to help you navigate the many events and exhibitions. 

Sign up here for the newsletter 

Only four weeks to go before we can celebrate the Grand opening of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2023 on 1 June together. We are looking so much forward to it this year and the many great events, performances and talks we will sprinkle on top!

However, you may have noticed that several of our partner venues have already begun the celebration of contemporary photography and camera-based art across our region ahead of us and we can only encourage you to explore all the available exhibitions and events now in our exhibition programme, e.g. Refik Anadol at Arken, Marie Hald at Det nationalhistoriske museum, Hyung S. Kim at M/S Maritime Museum, Richard Prince at Louisiana and much more.

Get an overview below or click here to explore the programme 

Image Credits: Maja Daniels at Galleri Format / Janne Klerk at Johannes Larsen Museum / Richard Prince at Louisiana Museumof Modern art

WOMANKIND - Call for women!

Image credit: Barbara Nolsøe

Do you want to celebrate your body and womanhood? Are you not afraid of cameras? Do you want to feel more confident in your body? We have a special experience in store for you – and we need you! 

For the Grand opening of Copenhagen Photo Festival, Barbara Nolsøe will “Rewild woman” by directing the last performance of WOMANKIND. For this project she will create a new group of volunteer women that agree to pose for her completely naked in a live performance in Refshaleøen, around the festival center.

The experience is way more than a photoshoot. The purpose of being naked is to allow women to really connect and embrace their bodies and to exist beyond the social norms and beauty standards. “If we connect we cannot compare” is the premise that frames the project and explores what happens to women’s self-image when they are naked together under the same premise. It’s time to take back the power! 

On June 1st, for the Grand opening of the festival, Barbara Nolsøe will realise her last WOMANKIND performance. 

Photographs will be taken during the performance and projected later in the evening on screen at the festival center. 

This is a call for women! If you want to participate in this special performance contact Barbara Nolsøe directly here for more info.


Become a volunteer

Copenhagen Photo Festival is looking for creative, community-minded, and fun-seeking people to join our passionate group of volunteers who are coming together to create an amazing festival experience this summer in June.

Now you can sign up to become part of our engaged team of productive souls for the festival 2023. Whether it is selling tickets, building exhibitions, doing video and photo content or helping out as exhibition host, our volunteers play a central role during our festival in June.

Help us create the largest photo festival experience in the Nordic region

If you like photography, events, culture, art and busy days in an international environment, Copenhagen Photo Festival is the place for you! We’re looking for volunteers who are interested in working flexibly and who enjoys taking on various practical tasks and helping our festival guests feel welcome.

Depending on your wishes and experience, you can take on different types of tasks before, during or after the festival – from making photographic content to help build the festival site. There’s something here for everyone! Please note that volunteers are required to contribute a minimum of three (3) shifts before, during or after the Festival in June. You must +18 years old to be a volunteer.

On top of the inspired community experience all volunteers get a partout ticket to the festival and a goodiebag, with special products and offers centered around photography, culture, art and events.

Read more about the tasks and how to sign up


Open Call Shortlist 2023

THE FIRST FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE SPRING

This year's open call shortlist is now official, and like a true harbinger of spring, it signals that this year's festival preparations are now really picking up speed. A total of nine artists have been selected from a strong field of several hundred photographers and artists from more than 40 countries, all of whom have engaged in the theme of 'rewilding'.

The shortlist reveals a widely branched field, where classic photo techniques, AI technology, 'rewilded' street photography and classic portrait photography with a green twist mix with critical climate narratives and images where stories about identity and belonging sprout in new ways.

We, Copenhagen Photo Festival, and the programme committee would like to thank all of this year's open call applicants. It has been a pleasure to experience the inspiring approaches to the theme and not least the diverse and innovative palette of photographic tools that the artists have used.

We look forward to unveiling the selected solo artists exhibiting at the festival this summer on March 1st.

See the all the shortlisted artists

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FORÅRETS FØRSTE FESTIVALSBEBUDER 

Årets open call shortlist blev i denne uge offentliggjort på vores hjemmeside, og som en ægte forårsbebuder signalerer den, at årets festivalforberedelser nu for alvor tager fart. I alt ni kunstnere er blevet udvalgt blandt et stærkt felt på flere hundrede fotografer og kunstnere fra mere end 40 lande, der alle har engageret sig i temaet 'rewilding'. 

Shortlisten afslører et vidt forgrenet felt, hvor klassiske fototeknikker, AI-teknologi, 'rewildet' street fotografi og klassisk portrætfotografi med et grønt tvist blander sig med kritiske klimafortællinger og billeder, hvor fortællinger om identitet og tilhørsforhold spirer på nye måder.

Vi, Copenhagen Photo Festival, og programudvalget ønsker at takke alle årets open call ansøgere. Det har været en fornøjelse at opleve de inspirerende tilgange til temaet samt ikke mindst den mangfoldige og nyskabende palette af fotografiske værktøjer, som kunstnerne har benyttet.

Vi ser frem til at løfte sløret for de udvalgte solokunstnere, der udstiller på festivalen til sommer, den 1. marts.

Se alle de shortlistede kunstnere her